Due to a generous grant from nVidia, our friends and collaborators from ITSeez, the maintainers of OpenCV, are joining forces with the PCL development team, in order to provide GPGPU optimizations for PCL.
ITSeez has been proudly developing and maintaining OpenCV for the past few years, and are bringing in a large baggage of Computer Vision algorithmic knowledge and optimizations.
Part of PCL 2.x (development will start soon), we plan to completely integrate GPU accelerations for all our 3D algorithms. Together with the OpenCV team, we will try to concentrate and coagulate our efforts to better support the 2D/3D perception community. Our collaboration started after last year's GTC (see slides below), but will intensify from now onwards.